HIP is hiring!!

by | Jul 17, 2014 | Blog, News / Press Release, Volunteers | 0 comments

Hunger Intervention Program (HIP) is looking for a passionate young person to serve as our next AmeriCorps member for the 2014-15 year.  As you can see from our current AmeriCorps member Julia’s recent post, it’s a pretty fun job.   For more information on the position and how to apply, see below.  And don’t delay, we start interviews next week!


HIP AmeriCorps Program Assistant, Seattle, WA
Hunger Intervention Program (HIP) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that seeks to end hunger in Seattle by collaborating with community partners.  HIP has been engaged in providing food access to the local community for more than 16 years.  Originally serving exclusively as a meal program, HIP continues to work to distribute food to those who need it most with an increased focus on cooking and nutrition education.  HIP’s programs include a weekend food backpack program and summer meals for kids, food bank cooking demonstrations, and a senior congregate meal program.

Position Duties and Responsibilities:
The 2014-15 HIP AmeriCorps Program Assistant will play an integral role at HIP, providing direct services to the Lake City and greater North Seattle communities.  This position requires a proactive, motivated, well-organized and culturally competent individual with the ability to communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds.  The AmeriCorps member will participate in our Healthy HIP Packs program and cooking demonstrations as well as other organization activities.

Healthy HIP Packs Responsibilities (50%):

  • Assist with monthly planning including but not limited to maintaining inventory, planning menu, and compiling food needs and finalizing packs for distribution each week.
  • Coordinate monthly packing party including but not limited to communicating with volunteers, ensuring equipment and materials are available, overseeing clean up and proper storage.
  • Create weekly newsletter and additional materials for HIP Packs.
  • Communicate regularly with school contacts, volunteers, and community partners.
  • Assist with fundraising projects for program expansion (to comprise no more than 10% of member’s total hours).
  • Additional duties as required.

Cooking Demonstrations Responsibilities (30%):

  • Present weekly cooking demonstrations with assistance of HIP volunteers including development of recipes and displays, preparation and transport of materials, and evaluation.
  • Coordinate with HIP Executive Director, the food bank and community partners to identify opportunities to partner throughout community.
  • Additional duties as required.

General HIP duties (20%):

  • Serve alongside volunteers, maintain volunteer data and assist with volunteer recruitment.
  • Assist HIP staff with food ordering, tracking, storage and menu planning.
  • Ensure the safety of food and comply with local health and safety standards
  • Assist with food preparation as needed.
  • Ensure food and supplies are properly stored and maintained.
  • Additional duties as required.

Qualifications required for this position:

  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of cooking, following recipes and how to ‘troubleshoot’ food production issues.
  • Familiarity with food production equipment.
  • Demonstrated food safety and sanitation knowledge.
  • Passion for working with diverse clients, staff and volunteers.
  • Demonstrated ability to serve independently and as a team member.
  • Flexible, resourceful, and adaptable to unexpected situations.
  • Excellent oral and written skills and ease in talking to the public.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Well organized, detail oriented, and able to successfully multi-task.
  • Fluency in Spanish and/or other languages a plus.
  • Must be able to safely lift 50 pounds, reach, bend, stand or kneel repeatedly.
  • Must have or obtain a current Washington State Food Handler’s Permit.
  • Must pass the Washington State Patrol background check and FBI check.
  • Must have a current Washington State Driver’s License, clean driving record, and current liability insurance.
  • Must be 18 to 25 years of age at start of service term.

Hours Requirement, Stipend, & Benefits:
This is a full time AmeriCorps position with the Washington Service Corps. It is a 10 ½ month position with a 1700 hours requirement (average of 40 hours per week). Member will receive the following benefits:

  • stipend of $1,155 per month
  • unlimited monthly bus pass
  • AmeriCorps health insurance
  • child care if needed
  • food stamps through DSHS
  • training opportunities
  • loan forbearance on qualified student loans while in service
  • AmeriCorps Segal Education Award of $5,645 upon completion of the service term

Application Procedure
Submit a cover letter and resume to info@hungerintervention.org “Subject: AmeriCorps” by July 31st.  Only those applications meeting these requirements will be considered.

Written by hungerintervention

July 17, 2014

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